This bike tour is the perfect introduction to your Berlin experience as the equivalent of a classic sightseeing tour. Book online!
- Adults Ages 16+ (incl. bike rental)
- Pupils / Students Ages 6 - 15 / Valid ID required (incl. bike rental)
- Children Ages 5 & Under
- Private Group 1-5 People (incl. bike rental)
- Private Group 6-9 People (incl. bike rental)
Riding along the Berlin Wall on a guided bike tour
The Berlin Wall was far more than just a wall. It embodied the pain of separation suffered by families and communities during the German division, and was the most potent symbol of the global struggle between communism and capitalism. On this bike tour, we let you experience the traces of the physical Wall that remain in Berlin, and we reconstruct for you this decisive and painful period of Berlin’s and Germany’s history.
Few families remained untouched by the division of the city: parents were separated from children, lovers wound up on the ‘wrong’ side of the Wall and young people wishing to escape the restrictions of East German society had to risk their lives trying to escape over it. In this there is such richness of stories about the Berlin Wall and the East German secret police (Stasi). Some of our guides experienced life in East Germany first hand, and can regale you with tales that range from the tragic to the funny to the absurd.
The fifteen kilometre tour takes in many of the important sites of Berlin Wall history, including the bridge where the first gate of the Wall fell at Bornholmer Strasse, to the Bernauer Strasse Berlin Wall memorial, the government district, and even Checkpoint Charlie. Along the way you will encounter guard towers, the death strip, and hidden stretches of the infamous ‘Anti-Fascist Protection Barrier’. You will also see places like Mauer Park, where old portions of the Wall have been redeveloped into vibrant centers of Berlin’s cultural and social life. Our guides knit together these stories and places to bring this utterly unique chapter of German and Berlin history to life before your eyes!
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- Life in Prenzlauer Berg close to the Berlin Wall
- Gethsemanekirche & Zionskirche – the role of the church in East Germany
- Bornholmer Straße – site of the Fall of the Wall
- Melting pot Mauerpark
- Bernauer Strasse & Berlin Wall Memorial
- Park at Nordbahnhof
- Former guard tower at Kieler Eck
- Government District – where Berlin grows together
- The Palace of Tears – S-Bhf. Friedrichstraße
Our guides adapt the bike tours to weather conditions, participants’s interests, street closures and sometimes their own preferences. Changes and deviations are possible.
All Berlin on Bike public bike tours start at the Kulturbrauerei (means “Culture Brewery”) in the Prenzlauer Berg district. The brewery grounds have several entrances, the best way to get to us is through the archway at Knaackstraße 97. From the underground station Eberswalder Straße (underground line 2, three stops north of Alexanderplatz) it’s a 200-metre walk.
For private tours with your own bikes, the start can be arranged individually. Delivery of our bikes for your private bike tour is also possible for an additional charge – but this is usually only worthwhile for larger groups.
Berlin on Bike offers daily public bike tours in English, Dutch and German. You can choose from several themed bike routes in our program and usually register at short notice. The average group size is 8 to 12 people, with a maximum of 15 guests. The bicycle tours take place when a minimum of 4 participants registers.
We also offer private bicycle tours: with these your family, friends or colleagues will enjoy the exclusive attention of one of our bike guides. Private tours can be tailored to suit individual needs, including as many breaks as you might wish for, and bespoke catering stops at places requested, as well as detours to particular sites you might be interested in seeing.
In addition to our “main languages” English, Dutch and German, private tours can also be booked in French, Spanish or Swedish.
For the private bike tours, we ask for a little more advance notice when booking, to give us time to find the right guide for your group. However, you may also be lucky with a request at short notice, e.g. the day before.
On average our group bike tours consist of between eight and twelve participants. On our regular bike tours, fifteen people per group is our maximum. If there are more registrations, we provide more guides, to ensure that groups remain manageable in size, for the sake of safety and for the enjoyment of our guests.
A minimum of four guests is required for a bike tour to run.
In the case of private bike tours, we recommend that groups do not exceed fifteen guests at a time. Larger groups will be divided up, with more guides allocated to the tour.
Kulturbrauerei – uniquely beautiful starting point in the car-free courtyards of a 100 year old former brewery
Daily public bike tours along several routes, in English, Dutch and German
Specially trained guides – knowledgeable and entertaining team of guides
Personal touch – our bike guides are enthusiastic about Berlin and set their own priorities for individual tours
The real Berlin – in addition to Berlin sightseeing, we show aspects of everyday life in the city
Safety – our chosen bike routes favour the use of bike paths and quieter side streets
Well-maintained bike fleet – 21-speed trekking bikes, as well as backpedal or e-bikes
Ideal for families – children’s bikes in various sizes, trailers, child seats, matching helmets
Easy bike tour booking – online, by e-mail or even by phone
Customer friendly and flexible cancellation policy, currently Corona cancellations are free of charge up to 24 hours before the start of the tour
After the bike ride, you can go to the museum, restaurant or beer garden on the brewery grounds